Posted Date: 02/07/2020
Together, Everyone Achieves More was the sentiment felt as representatives from the Ronald McDonald's House Charities (RMHC) of San Antonio and McDonald’s Restaurants of Laredo joined personnel and administrators of United ISD for a special presentation. The event was held at United ISD's Board Room to present the charity with a check from a monetary drive the district recently held.
Sixteen campuses throughout the district participated in the monetary charity drive. Together they raised $11,370.26 for the charity, making it the largest donation from any single organization in Laredo. The Ronald McDonald House is located in San Antonio, Texas, but the organization also services families locally through “rooms” at both Laredo Medical Center and Doctor’s Hospital. According to Pat Bevin, Director of RMHC of San Antonio, Webb County families utilize the facility more than any other county in the nation.
Since 1974, Ronald McDonald House Charities have provided families with children who are fighting illness by providing housing and with assistance paying for expenses they incur during a hospital stay. The organization is able to provide these services through partnerships and donations received.
Throughout the ten nine years, the district has held various drives in support of the charity. Both local McDonald’s Restaurant of Laredo owner, Mike Marasco and United ISD elementary school teacher, Elsa Trejo have worked alongside one another organizing the event.
United ISD's Participating campuses included:
Col. Santos Elementary
J.W. Arndt Elementary
Matias De Llano Elementary
Veterans Memorial Elementary
Dr. Henry Cuellar Elementary
Photo: Sixteen United ISD Elementary schools came together to raise funds for The Ronald McDonald's House Charities (RMHC) Program. UISD's RMHC Coordinator Elsa Trejo (Center 6th from left) presented a check to Pat Bevin, RMHC Executive Director, (7th from left) and Mr. Mike Marasco, McDonald's CEO of Laredo. Also joined by Roberto J. Santos, United ISD Superintendent of Schools and MR. Mike Garza, Assistant Superintendent (top row left).